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Pietersen hopes to be back for NZ tour


September 21st, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Out of favour England batsman Kevin Pietersen tweeted Friday that he hopes to make a comeback for England's tour to New Zealand in February 2013.In ... Read more...

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Paltrow happy to sacrifice career for family


September 19th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow says she is happy to take up smaller roles in films as it will help her in being a good wife ... Read more...

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Brazil reduces Chevron fine for oil spill


September 18th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Chevron will be fined $17 million for an offshore oil spill rather than the nearly $25 million announced in July, the head of Brazil's ... Read more...

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Keith Urban named fourth ‘American Idol’ judge


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 17 (IANS) The four judges of US reality show "American Idol" have been finalised and announced officially. Singer Keith Urban will fill the fourth judge's position for ... Read more...

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Mukesh Bhatt new president of Producers Guild


September 17th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt has taken over from Ramesh Sippy as the president of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India here Monday. He says he ... Read more...

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Wendell Rodricks protests against illegal mining, closes boutique


September 14th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 14 (IANS) World-renowned fashioned signed Wendell Rodricks has closed down his fashion boutique in a hotel co-operated by a mining company in protest against the illegal mining in ... Read more...

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Lil Wayne sues Quincy Jones’ son


September 8th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 8 (IANS) Singer Lil Wayne has sued music producer Quincy Jones' son for using his music in a documentary film.According to tmz.com, Wayne claims he never gave ... Read more...

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Kerala split points with Kashmir in junior hockey


September 4th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 4 (IANS) Kerala split points with Jammu & Kashmir playing out a 4-4 draw in a pool G league match of the Junior National Men's Hockey Championship at ... Read more...

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Pitt buys Jolie shooting range as wedding gift


September 4th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 4 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt has splashed 250,000 pounds on a shooting range as a wedding present for Angelina Jolie.The couple are set to tie the ... Read more...

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M&M; logs 22 percent sales growth in August


September 1st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M;) Saturday announced that it has logged 22 percent sales growth in August this year as compared to the same ... Read more...

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Robbie Williams eyes TV comeback


September 1st, 2012 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Actor Robbie Williams is said to be in talks to return to small screen with the lead role in a new TV comedy.The comedian ... Read more...

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Texmaco’s coach unit to be commissioned this fiscal


August 30th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Leading wagon manufacturer Texmaco, which is in the process of product diversification, has said that its unit for EMU (electric multiple unit) and metro coaches would ... Read more...

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Germany to get first Islamic bank in October


August 30th, 2012 - 7:54 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Turkey's Kuveyt Turk investment fund plans to open the first Islamic bank in Germany in October, the Financial Times Deutschland reported.Kuveyt Turk plans to open ... Read more...

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Bhandarkar unhappy with bar on ‘A’ films on TV


August 28th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is disappointed with the censor board's decision to ban screening of adult films on television. He feels the producers will lose a ... Read more...

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Jenkins denies affair with Beckham


August 25th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 25 (IANS) Opera singer Katherine Jenkins is fuming over rumours that she was ever in an affair with soccer ace David Beckham.The 32-year-old took to Twitter ... Read more...

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Katie Holmes to showcase at NY fashion week


August 24th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes is set to present her clothing line Holmes & Yang at the New York Fashion Week.The 33-year-old will present her show at the ... Read more...

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Ravi takes over as science and technology minister


August 21st, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Vayalar Ravi Tuesday assumed charge as minister for science & technology and assured full support to the scientists in their endeavour.The portfolio was left vacant ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Huntington-Whiteley obsessed with vintage lingerie


August 21st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Model-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley decorates her bedroom with vintage lingerie.The 25-year-old, who is launching a new underwear range with Marks & Spencer, has revealed she adorns the ... Read more...

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Curfew relaxed in Assam, 100 people detained


August 17th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Curfew was Friday partially lifted in Assam's Rangiya sub-division of Kamrup (Rural) district and 100 people have been picked up for violence, police said. There were ... Read more...

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Hilton living in the moment


August 17th, 2012 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton says she is enjoying every moment of her life as she holidays with friends and family in Europe.The 31-year-old is having ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 78 points down (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday closed almost 78 points down after FMCG, metal and consumer durables stocks came under selling pressure.The 30-scrip ... Read more...

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Ex-husband Pitt congratulates Aniston on engagement


August 15th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) Brad Pitt called up his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston to congratulate her on her engagement with actor-director Justin Theroux.Aniston, 43, said "yes" to Theroux on ... Read more...

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For Pattinson, split is like end of world


August 14th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson thinks that breaking up with someone feels as if the world has come to an end.The actor split from Kristen Stewart last ... Read more...

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Moderate earthquake jolts Jammu and Kashmir


August 14th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) A moderate intensity quake jolted Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday although authorities said no loss of life or property has been reported so far.An official of the ... Read more...

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Low cost tablets gain market share


August 12th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Low-cost sleek tablets, some with exceptional features, have flooded the price-conscious Indian market in recent months, challenging expensive brands.According to Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst, ... Read more...

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Sports Minister hails bronze medallist Yogeshwar


August 12th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken hailed Yogeshwar Dutt after he won the bronze medal in the men's 66kg category to give the country its fifth ... Read more...

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Maharashtra bans Bt cotton seeds


August 9th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has banned the sale and distribution of Bt cotton seeds by a US multinational giant in the state, a top official here said ... Read more...

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Pattinson enjoys at bar post Stewart episode


August 7th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 7 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson made a public appearance at a bar for the first time since his girlfriend Kristen Stewart admitted cheating on him with "Snow ... Read more...

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I’m safely on Mars, says rover tweet


August 6th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) A string of tweets on behalf of US space agency Nasa's rover Curiosity tracks the tense moments before the spacecraft landed on Mars."I'm safely on the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Bilingualism boosts mental agility among kids’


August 5th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Bilingual children outperform counterparts who speak only one language in problem-solving skills and creative thinking, according to a research by a British university.A study of ... Read more...

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S&P; cuts ratings of 15 Italian banks


August 4th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 4 (IANS) Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has cut the ratings for 15 Italian banks, citing a potentially deeper and more prolonged recession in Italy than originally ... Read more...

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Former Portugal striker Liedson joins Flamengo


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) Former Portugal striker Liedson has signed a deal with Brazilian Serie A club Flamengo until the end of the 2013 season.Liedson's management company Think ... Read more...

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Hartnett finds new love


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) After splitting from ex-girlfriend Amanda Seyfried, actor Josh Hartnett is reportedly dating model-actress Tamsin Egerton.Hartnett introduced Egerton to friends and family during a recent trip ... Read more...

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Raj Travel owner kills himself


August 1st, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) In a case of suspected suicide, the body of travel industry magnate Lalit Sheth was found washed ashore near Worli village in central Mumbai here Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Mahindra & Mahindra grows 19 percent in July


August 1st, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Utility vehicle major Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M;) closed July with 19 percent growth in sales selling 47,059 units.In a statement issued Wednesday, M&M; said the ... Read more...

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